Tag Archives: Japan

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing 

The atomic bomb dropped by the US over Nagasaki killed tens of thousands of people in an instant. During a ceremony marking the bombing’s anniversary, the city’s mayor called for a global ban on nuclear weapons.

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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing 

The August 9, 1945, bombing came three days after the United States dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the world’s first ever nuclear attack that killed 140,000. On August 15, Japan surrendered, ending World War II. Many survivors developed cancer or other illnesses due to radiation.

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Sony’s profit up as people staying home play video games 

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday that its April-June profit jumped 53% as its video game and other online businesses thrived with people staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dollar jumps to around ¥105.90 in Tokyo 

The dollar rose to levels around ¥105.90 in Tokyo trading Monday, aided by a Japanese retail giant’s announcement of a huge U.S. business buyout plan …

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Options Action’s’ Final Call From July 31 

Carter Worth said on CNBC’s “Options Action” that he is a seller of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ). read more

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Coronavirus live news: France rules out lockdown despite infections rise; Japan reports second day of record new cases 

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; Japan records 1,274 new cases on Thursday; number of global cases passes 17mAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro […]

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AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts 

A group of young Afghan women have taken up Japanese jujitsu, a martial arts form that dates back centuries

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The United Arab Emirates just launched its first ever mission to Mars 

The UAE launched its Emirates Mars Mission on Monday, from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 6:58 a.m. local time (Sunday evening US Eastern Time). If the mission successfully reaches Mars, the UAE will join a very small list of nations to have gone to the Red Planet. What’s the mission about? An orbital spacecraft named…

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Now That Studio Ghibli Is Streaming on HBO Max, Where Do You Start? 

If you’re new to the riches of the Japanese animation studio, our guide can help you sort through its wonderfully deep catalog.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘will be sent to the Far East to take part in military drills with US and Japan’ 

The class leading HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit the Far East during its maiden grand voyage next year, according to a report in the Times.

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UAE’s Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather 

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site

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Some of the best bike tours in Asia, from Japan to Taiwan, for free wheeling fun 

Cycling is enjoying a coronavirus-induced boom. From Milan to Kolkata, and New York to Melbourne, cities are investing in pop-up bike lanes. The British government has committed £2 billion (HK$19.33 billion) as part of a cycling and walking package aimed at reducing carbon footprints and waistlines, and even the authorities in the North Korean capital, Pyong […]

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Several U.S. Marine base personnel test positive for coronavirus in Japan 

Japan has seen a spike in coronavirus cases this week after managing to keep the increase in new cases to double digits through much of May and June.

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Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead 

Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people have died in several days of flooding. By Wednesday morning, parts of Nagano and Gifu in central Japan were flooded […]

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Why South Asians pip East Asians to top roles in US 

A recent study has shown that East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) are less likely than South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis) and whites to attain leadership roles in American organisations. The research focused on three key aspects — prejudice, motivation and assertiveness.

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